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Welcome to the Refreshed XDA Portal!

A new year, a new Portal Admin, and now a new look to our Portal to round it all out! This refresh, several months in the making, is tuned for speed. It integrates more white space than the previous design as to provide a cleaner, more open feel. We now have better control over filtering...

Rotation Lock Does What It Says, Even For Landscape

While most Android devices have a setting that prevents automatic screen rotation, it usually locks the orientation in portrait mode. There's no way to lock it in landscape – at least not without an app. That's why forum member madmack developed Rotation Locker, with which you can choose whether you want the screen locked into portait,...

Website Update: We’re moving from GoDaddy

As many of you may be aware, we here at XDA-Developers occasionally stand in support of our members. All of you feel that you can submit things on the forums, knowing that the information is appreciated, used, and shared. We have members all over the world, and we know that the rules aren't always the same...

Hack Allows Any File Size And Format For Ringtone And Alert Sounds On WP7

By default, ringtone, alert and alarm sounds on Windows Phone 7 have to be under 40 seconds, smaller than of 1MB and can only be in either MP3 or WMA format – there are lots of limitations. However, forum member arses has found a way to circumvent these limitations. As for file formats, he has successfully...

GTA III Android Mods And Tutorials

If you've ever played games on a PC, you've probably heard of the massive Grand Theft Auto open-world games. GTA III, released ten years ago, was the first in the series to feature 3D graphics, and was recently released for both Android and iOS. Since it's not rewritten from the ground up for mobile devices,...

New WIP CyanogenMod Compiler Makes Compiling CM Easier Than Ever

Soon, compiling CyanogenMod for your phone will be as easy as opening a user interface and adding a little information. Or at least that's the plan from CyanogenMod team member, and XDA Recognized Developer, lithid-cm, who has released an alpha version of this powerful new software which will, as the name implies, compile CyanogenMod for...

Small OTA Update For Eee Pad Transformer Breaks Root

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer has been getting an OTA update since a few days ago –  note that this is not Ice Cream Sandwich yet –  that ups your version number to 8.6.5.21 and is said to bring some small improvements – that is, you'll lose your root access, apparently. However, there definitely is a way...

Lawsuits Are Out of Hand, Stop Being Gutless

The mobile tech industry saw its share of lawsuits this year. Some hit very close to home. CarrierIQ believed XDA-Developers’ own TrevE stole their product by critically displaying their unprotected, confidential documents. This case was dropped, but it’s not the last time we’ll see unjust lawsuits. So, I’m frustrated. You don’t threaten critics. You don’t send...

New XDA Feature: Contextual Search

We recently made some big upgrades to our search system on XDA. It now burdens our servers less (XDA users *really* like to search), provides improved results, and has a contextual search feature. The latter feature makes it super fast and easy to search for certain key terms on the XDA forums. Just highlight what...

Fastboot Files For Droid RAZR Leaked, Lets You Flash Without Worry

Forum member daywalker04 has leaked fastboot files for the Motorola Droid RAZR. What does this mean? Basically, you can now flash anything you want without having to worry about causing bootloops or bricking your device, as you can safely revert back to stock by flashing these fastboot files. Find download links in the forum thread.

HTC Jetstream has been rooted!

The incredibly well known and super successful (and possibly super handsome...we don't know for sure) XDA Recognized Developer DoomLoRD has finally brought that sweet, sweet root goodness to those who have long awaited it on the HTC Jetstream. The root process is simple enough. Simply download DooMLoRD's Easy Rooting Toolkit, place it in the root directory...

HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

Today, Peter Chou makes good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders on HTC Android phones.  Just in time for those New Year's Resolutions. XDA Junior Member nightwings noticed, when trying out HTCDev's bootloader unlocking tool on his HTC Rezound, his bootloader was successfully unlocked.  Similar reports came in on the HTC Vivid forum, even though...